Tag Archive: Shopping mall

Walk On By Britain: Two Little Girls Pretend To Be Lost In A Busy Shopping Centre. So How Many People Stop To Help? One.



” One little girl was clutching her favourite toy while her younger sister was sucking her thumb – and both looked utterly lost and forlorn.

  In a bygone era, a concerned adult might have stopped to ask them where their mother was. But in a damning indictment of modern Britain, hundreds of busy people simply walked on by.

  The girls stood for an hour on a Saturday morning in a busy shopping arcade looking for ‘help’, as part of a social experiment for television.

  Hidden cameras recorded Uma, seven, and Maya, five, who took it in turns to look lost.

  Astonishingly, over the whole hour only one person, a grandmother, took a moment to find out if there was a problem. All of the 616 other passers-by completely ignored the girls.

  Heartbreakingly for the mother of the sisters – who was watching from a hiding place nearby – passing couples even split apart to walk around either side of the ‘lost’ girls and people wheeling suitcases took evasive action to avoid Maya and Uma, not thinking to check if they needed help.”


Read more at The Daily Mail








Man Jumps To His Death After Girlfriend Insists On Buying More Shoes







” An eyewitness said: “He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime, and it was pointless buying any more. She started shouting at him, accusing him of being a skinflint, and of spoiling Christmas. It was a really heated argument.”

  The shouting match ended when the man chucked the bags on the floor and jumped over the balcony. He smashed into Christmas decorations on his way down before hitting the floor seven stories below.”


Finally , proof that excessive shopping can kill .














Nairobi Siege: How The Attack Happened



How attack happened


1. Attack

” Attackers enter building from front entrance, via second floor car park and reportedly also via the basement. Begin shooting and throwing grenades. Thousands of shoppers flee, with attackers reportedly targeting non-Muslims. Hostages taken and reportedly held in cinema and Millionaires Casino.

The attack on the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi unfolded at around noon local time (0900 GMT) on Saturday.

The mall was packed with shoppers and people having lunch.

The multi-storey, upmarket shopping centre is owned by an Israeli businessman, has restaurants, cafes, banks, a large supermarket and a cinema.

The building has six levels – with three devoted to shopping, eating and leisure, a third and fourth containing offices and a dental practice, and a basement underneath.

The attackers are thought to have entered the building from three points.

According to witnesses sitting outside ArtCaffe on the ground floor, one group armed with assault weapons drove up to the main entrance.

The attackers, dressed in black and wearing turbans, began firing and throwing grenades, causing panic as shoppers fled in any direction away from the firing.”


2. Stand Off

3. Renewed Assault

4. Aftermath











Nairobi Westgate shopping mall siege

Source: Reuters/Siegfried Modola

” Latest reports from inside the besieged Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi suggest that the Somali al-Shabaab militants who laid siege to the mall on Saturday continue to occupy the building, and have taken an unknown number of hostages.

Overnight, Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group, al-Shabaab, claimed responsibility for the attack, in which they targeted non-Muslims.

Fifty-nine people are thought to have died so far, and many more have been injured.”



READ MORE: 300 Feared Dead and Injured in Mall Siege

Nairobi Westgate Mall Siege, Day 1 in Pictures (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES)










Lauderhill Mall Fight With 200 Teens Sparked By Social Media




” More than 200 teens descended upon a mall parking lot in Lauderhill, Fla., called by Facebook and Twitter to a fight that forced the partial closure of the mall Tuesday afternoon.

The trouble apparently began across the street from the shopping center, and grew as word spread on social media.

“I just heard that anybody that had beef with each other is supposed to come over here and fight,” said Frank Francis, a witness to the fight.

“People was getting hit by [traffic] cones,” Francis said. “Like fighting, like a brawl.”









19 Arrested At Mall, ‘Not Related’ To Boy Band Concert



” Nineteen teenagers have been arrested following a disturbance that shut down a Chicago shopping mall and left two people with minor injuries.


Chicago Police Officer Laura Kubiak says the teens arrested Saturday were both male and female and ranged in age from 13 to 18.


Most are charged with misdemeanor mob action. A 16-year-old was charged with battery of a mall security guard who was trying to evacuate the mall.”


Beware The Flying Sharks

Caught on camera: Moment 33-ton Aquarium Bursts In Shopping Centre, Showering Crowds With LIVE SHARKS And Shards Of Glass


” This is the shocking moment a 33-ton glass shark tank suddenly burst leaving 15 people injured by flying shards of broken glass and a torrent of water.

The tank was an attraction at the entrance to the Shanghai Orient shopping centre in China’s second city when it shattered without warning on December 19.

Eight of those hurt were customers and the rest were shop assistants and security staff. They mostly suffered deep cuts and bruises from sheets of broken glass. “

“Best Selling Author” Calls for Law to Stifle Media in Wake of Mass Shooting


Media Violence




” Writing for Forbes, Joseph Grenny stated the following in the wake of today’s mass shooting in Connecticut where a man named Adam Lanza used his mother’s gun to kill her along with 26 people, including 20 children, which followed another mass shooting in Oregon earlier this week in which a man killed two people in a shopping mall:

This week, I watched in horror with most of America, as yet another person unleashed a furry of bullets in a busy Portland, Oregon, mall killing two and injuring others. But my horror was twofold. The first misery came as I heard the names and numbers of victims and thought about the pain they and their families will endure for the rest of their lives. The second dose came as I held my breath, hoping and praying the media wouldn’t amplify the violence.

But they did. “